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Nomadic Art of the Eastern Eurasian Steppes: The Eugene V. Thaw and Other New York Collections, 2002, 248 p., 240 ill. dt 174 coul. -

Four thousand years ago a remarkable culture, that of the pastoral nomads, emerged in the Eurasian steppes north of the Great Wall of China, in the vast expanse of grasslands that stretches from Siberia into Central Europe. By the first millennium B.C., material prosperity among the nomads had brought about a flowering of creativity and the evolution of a new artistic vocabulary. The pastoral peoples left no written record, but the artifacts that remain provide a key to understanding their culture and beliefs. Beautifully crafted and highly sophisticated and abstract in design, these objects are visual representations of the natural and supernatural worlds that guided their lives. This publication chronicles the artistic exchange between the pastoral peoples and their settled Chinese neighbors and tells of the legacy of their art, with iconographic analyses and detailed descriptions of nearly two hundred artifacts.
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